21 May 2018

Cannes is a celebration of diversity

Blanchett and pals’ sexism protests obscure the brilliant non-Western filmmaking on display.

14 May 2018

Eurovision is about camp, not politics

Political commentators’ glib Eurovision takes are almost always wrong.

11 May 2018

‘This is America’: a masterclass in ambiguity

Donald Glover’s viral hit is vague enough to suit everyone’s politics.

27 April 2018

Treating Kanye like an Uncle Tom

The reaction to his pro-Trump remarks has been deeply condescending.

13 April 2018

The comics who are waging war on comedy

Some turncoat comedians want to ban ‘offensive’ comedy gigs.

3 April 2018

The trans-gressions of Ricky Gervais

Humanity’s Caitlyn Jenner jokes are the least of this sub-par show’s problems.

23 March 2018

The strange smearing of Robin Williams

He hasn’t really been accused of anything. Yet #MeToo demands another scalp.

16 March 2018

Network: dying for ratings

A theatre revival of the 1976 film shines a light on our mad media.

1 March 2018

Justin Trudeau: cultural appropriator

Has his ludicrous India trip burst the Trudeau bubble?

21 February 2018

Lady Bird: a grown‑up coming‑of‑age story

The real stars of Greta Gerwig’s teen film are the parents.